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Find out about events; art and exhibitions; children’s activities and family fun; community and special events; walks and tours taking place in the City of London. Also its green spaces, libraries and at the London Metropolitan Archives.

  1. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    13-03-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
  2. Title:
    Taking Shelter
    Date:
    13-03-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    This talk explores the ways in which Londoners took shelter from air raids during WWII. Anderson, Morrison, Stanton and communal street shelters were used alongside the Underground, basements, underpasses and tunnels. Discover more about the LMA building’s role as an air raid shelter throughout the war years.
  3. Title:
    Wonderful Woolwich?
    Date:
    14-03-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet: outside Woolwich Arsenal national rail station, Woolwich New Road (DLR exit nearby)
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    A circular route for both newcomers and those returning to Woolwich after many years. Appreciate its history and development close up and see first hand the forgotten 'Arsenal', neglected Thameside and faded shopping centre. Spy too its more recent reimagination and regeneration - new pubs, hotels, Crossrail and plans to become the 'New Southbank'!
  4. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    14-03-2018
    Location:
    West Ham Park : meet at the Bandstand
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Walking for Health national scheme run with The Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support. Led by trained volunteer Walk Leaders.
  5. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    14-03-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    We meet monthly to explore a range of London writing, with a remit covering fiction and non-fiction for all periods in London history. A display of archival material relating to the title is provided. March's read is Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere.
  6. Title:
    A Visit in Conservation
    Date:
    15-03-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Meet members of the Conservation team and find out about the essential work which preserves our records for future generations.
  7. Title:
    LMA Careers Day 2018
    Date:
    16-03-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    By hearing from specialists across departments, as they discuss their work and their (sometimes unusual) route into the sector, you will have the opportunity to learn about the exciting work happening behind the scenes, explore the latest developments in the archive world and find out what the future looks like for archives and their staff.
  8. Title:
    Monster Club
    Date:
    16-03-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Children's Library
    Time:
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required
    Event description:
    Every Friday - a new weekly club for 8–14 year olds.
  9. Title:
    The 5th Annual Retired Caribbean Nurses Gathering!
    Date:
    17-03-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Cost:
    £25 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Celebrate the contributions of retired Caribbean nurses who served in the NHS from 1949 onward. A day of oral traditions: poetry, storytelling and song. Guest speakers and entertainment by some of the finest artists associated with Black Women in the Arts. Stalls, raffle and much more...
  10. Title:
    Writing the Self: Autobiography and LGBTQ+ Lives
    Date:
    17-03-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    £15 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Clare Summerskill will be leading this exciting creative writing workshop which explores autobiography. The focus will be on stories from Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer people. A range of creative writing styles will be explored including the short story, radio and theatre scripts and developing oral histories. See ‘Writing and Presenting LGBTQ+ History’ 10 February.
  11. Title:
    Clean for the Common - Riddlesdown
    Date:
    18-03-2018
    Location:
    Riddlesdown : Riddlesdown car park
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Event description:
    Do you enjoy being out in the countryside? Want to protect wildlife from harmful rubbish?
  12. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    21-03-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.

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